Scholarships & Financial Assistance

With education costs on the rise, enhancing student assistance is a top priority for Acadia. Each year, we award more than $4 million to students in the form of scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries, awards, and prizes. By maintaining a strong scholarship and financial assistance program, we are able to attract, retain and support our students.

As a donor to scholarships and financial assistance, you can direct your gift toward: general award funds or awards for specific departments, faculties, research, or athletic teams; any existing named awards; or you can create a personal legacy by establishing a named award yourself. By supporting scholarships and financial assistance, you can help to ensure access to all of the rewards of an Acadia education.

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Terry Hennigar Environmental Geo Science and Engineering Award

Eligible facultiesPure and Applied Science
Eligible subjectsEngineering, Environmental Science
Other eligibility criteriaCurrent 2nd year, Current 3rd year, Current 4th year, Entering final Year

Established in 2020 by Heather and Terry Hennigar (’65). To be awarded to a returning student enrolled in Earth & Environmental Sciences, or Engineering, with a preference to a student with a keen interest in hydrogeology. The recipient shall be recommended by the Head of Earth & Environmental Sciences in consultation with the Head of the Ivan Curry School of Engineering.

Terry’s first two years at Acadia were in Engineering when he was planning a career flying jets. When the Avro Arrow super sonic jet was scuttled, and most air training cancelled, he left university to teach for two years with Frontier College in northern Canada’s mining industry. On his return to Acadia he switched to the Geology program where he was introduced to the new and upcoming field of hydrogeology and groundwater resources. His career in the science and engineering of evaluating, development, management, and protection of our precious groundwater resources has included regional, national, and international opportunities and challenges.


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